TWELFTH NIGHTDECEPTION & DESIRE WREAK PLAYFUL HAVOC
Don't miss Bristol Old Vic Theatre School’s inventive take on the Bard this spring, where deception and desire wreak playful havoc at Malcolm X Community Centre.
With two Shakespearean classics on offer, Twelfth Night and Julius Caesar explore the masks we wear in the name of ambition, politics, and love - where truth often proves the greatest casualty. While Twelfth Night traces a thread of longing and disguise for comedic effect in 1600s Europe, Julius Caesar unravels brutal betrayals behind the curtain of power in ancient Rome.
Love and disguise intertwine for comedic chaos in Twelfth Night. Director Geoffrey Brumlik transports Shakespeare's famous romantic comedy to 1600s Europe - where affairs of the heart prove potent...but perilous. When shipwrecked Viola assumes the guise a man in the court of lovelorn Duke Orsino, delightful deception runs amok. The Countess Olivia’s devoted pursuit of the disguised Viola soon entangles all our players in a maze of mistaken identities and passion. Experience Bristol Old Vic Theatre School’s take on this classic and beloved farce about the masks we wear for unrequited love.